March 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 2
On March 9, 2012, the AAPD PAC Steering Committee will meet in Washington, D.C., to consider candidate support for the 2012 fall Congressional mid-term elections. If you know of current members of Congress (House or Senate) with whom you have a good relationship and who might merit AAPD PAC support, please contact PAC Secretary C. Scott Litch at (312) 337-2169, ext. 29, or slitch@aapd. org. Also feel free to discuss directly with me and your PAC district representative. The steering committee membership grid is available at http://www.aapd.org/pdf/PACSteeringCommittee.pdf.
This is your chance to assist the AAPD PAC in making important decisions about how to best allocate its funds. We will also be asking a number of advocates to assist throughout the spring, summer and fall in making PAC check deliveries. Each election cycle we have increased the number of fundraisers hosted by pediatric dentists. This allows us to combine the AAPD PAC’s support with individual campaign contributions for a fund-raising event that really gains the attention of campaigns. These events increase the visibility of the AAPD PAC and provide an opportunity for our members to thank key members of Congress for their support of children’s oral health care.
Thanks again for your support, and I look forward to your input.
Lewis A. Kay
PAC Steering Committee Chair